Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program

Girls in Technology (GIT) is no longer accepting protégé and mentor applications for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 program year.

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program Overview


The Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to help high school girls learn about the vast array of career opportunities available to young women interested in pursuing careers in Science Technology Engineering, Math (STEM) fields.  Protégés and Mentors meet once a month for five months and participate in leadership development, public speaking, networking, as well as team building activities.  The program curriculum includes orientation, small group mentoring sessions, featured speakers or panel and STEM demonstrations.

An Opportunity to Learn and Grow

The GIT Mentor Protégé Program allows girls to explore and develop their interest in STEM with the support of a mentor.  It also provide an opportunity for mentors to build their leadership skills, give back to the community and find their voice in STEM.

Through the program, protégés:

  • Learn how to navigate a career in STEM fields
  • Build self-confidence, leadership and public speaking skills
  • Participate in job shadowing activities
  • Build a network of peers with common interests
  • Get access to STEM awards and scholarships

Locations

The Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé program is offered in three locations:

  • Washington, DC – Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences (Chinatown)
  • Rockville, Maryland – Johns Hopkins University
  • Reston, Virginia - Microsoft 

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program Format

  • 6:00 – 6:30 Sign-in/Networking/Refreshments
  • 6:30 – 6:45 Welcome/Announcements
  • 6:45 – 7:30 Featured Speaker/Panel Discussion
  • 7:30 – 8:30 Mentoring session
  • 8:30 Close-out

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program Session Dates will be posted soon for 2017-18

Sessions

Washington, DC

(4th Tuesdays)

Maryland

(3rd Tuesdays)

Virginia

(2nd Thursdays)

Mentors only Orientation

 

 

 

Session 1

 

 

 

Session 2

 

 

 

Session 3

 

 

 

Session 4

 

 

 

Session 5

 

 

 

Make Up Day

 

 

 

             

Protégé Acceptance and Notification Process

Protégé applications will be processed in the order complete applications are received, and a waitlist formed once capacity is reached.  Due to limited capacity and volunteers to manage this free event, GIT can accommodate up to 40 students in each program location (may vary depending location).  GIT will accept up to 5 students registered from the same school, group, community organization or club.  There is a three step process to being accepted into the Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program:

  • Complete online protégé application which includes guardian release (links above)
  • Complete a required pre-program survey (links are provided within the application.  Links will also be emailed to the Protégé after Step 1)
  • Protégés and parents that have submitted all of the steps above will be emailed further information about their acceptance status.

Mentor Acceptance and Notification Process

Mentor applications will be processed in the order complete applications are received, and a waitlist formed once capacity is reached.  Due to limited capacity and volunteers to manage this free event, GIT can accommodate up to 40 mentors in each program location (may vary depending on the location).  GIT will accept up to 5 mentors registered from the same employer.  There is a three step process to being accepted as a Mentor into the Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program:1. Complete online mentor application (links above)2. Background checkThe GIT program will send applicants a link to a third party background check.  In order to be accepted into GIT programs, all GIT committee members, volunteers, and mentors must pass a background check, conducted by a third party coordinated by GIT.3. Mentors that have submitted and cleared all steps above will be emailed an acceptance confirmation and further information about the program.

Session Hosts:
We would like to thank our gracious hosts of the 2016-2017 Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program

*“Notice:  Girls in Technology has leased or rented facilities from the Johns Hopkins University. However, Girls in Technology and any programs operated by Girls in Technology are not related to or affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University in any way. Girls in Technology is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to the Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program.”   

Program Leadership
DC Program Chair – Jenny Oh, email: jenny.k.oh@gmail.com
Maryland Program Chair – Carmen Radelat, email: ctradelat@msn.com
Virginia Program Lead –  Whitney Vickrey, email: VMV747@gmail.com

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Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences

525 E St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Nearest Metro:

  • Gallery Place Chinatown
  • Judiciary Square

Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County*

Academic and Research Building, Room 106-110
9601 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

 

 

Microsoft

12012 Sunset Hills Road
3rd Floor
Reston, VA  20190